Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly has opened up on why this summer was finally the right time to try the Premier League.
The Senegalese defender joined the Blues this summer as a replacement for Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen who are now with Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.
Before finally moving to Stamford Bridge, the 31-year-old was rumoured to be moving to West London in different transfer windows.
Koulibaly said he believes in God, adding that he believes strongly that this was the right time for the move to come through.
“It’s true that it is a long time that the Premier League wanted me to come,” he said, according to talkSPORT.
“I believe in God and these things so the moment was now. Maybe before nobody was ready and Napoli didn’t want me to come.
“And why Chelsea? They are the only club that wanted really that I come. We had the first link in 2016 when [Antonio] Conte came here and wanted me to come.”
The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations winner is expected to walk straight into the Blues’ first eleven following the departure of Rudiger and could be Thomas Tuchel’s hope of winning silverware this season.